Monday, September 22, 2014

Lower End, Section #11

So we've left the creek bottom now and have started a gradual rise and movement away from the creek. The rain missed the farm yesterday but it was real windy all day so the wildlife was not very active. Another tree has fallen very near the downed tree we passed last week, but the WidowMaker (which you'll see in a few days) remains standing. There was a blurry photo of a raccoon at night, but otherwise, these two deer were the only critters caught by the camera.




I'm calling the next photo "Find The Face". Bald head, two eyes, nose and an open mouth - looking toward the camera. It appeared in only one photo; I assume the wind blew it somewhere else in the woods. Do you see it?




And finally today, here's what the path might look like to you if you misidentified the mushrooms you thought were morels. 






Sunday, September 21, 2014

Upper End, Section #11

The rabbits are wearing out the batteries on the upper camera. Again ,there were over 100 photos of them, mostly of a single rabbit doing nothing. No appearance of the mystery animal, though those of you who follow my blog via Facebook know that I've declared it was a mink.

Today's entry begins with a nice crisp look at a deer.




Next, the only rabbit photos to make the cut. One, because it was the only one that includes 2 rabbits, and the other because it catches a rabbit stretching its legs.









Finally, so that you can see this section of the path in the daytime, photos of 2 very differently-colored squirrels.



Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lower End, Section #10

Well, the pattern continues for another day. Lots of action at the camera on top of the ridge while virtually nothing at this one. Today you see the lowest (in elevation) spot on the entire path. About 50' to the left of these shots is Luggage Beach and the creek. Over the next week this camera will move through a transition from mixed hardwood and pine trees to a purely pine section of forest. I sure hope the action at this camera increases soon!



Friday, September 19, 2014

Upper End, Section #10, Part 2 of 2

We'll start with today's mystery bird. My guess is a Wood Thrush, but I am open to correction.





I like it when they look right at the camera.







Two of the smaller forest creatures - a chipmunk and a field mouse.





Here are two of the 30+ rabbit photos.





And finally,a couple for the bird watchers.




Thursday, September 18, 2014

Upper End, Section #10, Part 1 of 2

When I got to the camera this evening it told me there were 136 new photos! My first thought was that 120 of them would be rabbits, and there were quite a few. Tomorrow, in Part 2 of this posting, I'll share some great camera catches and introduce a new bird that you'll have to identify for me.

For today, though, only a single photo. Why? Simple - I have NO idea what this thing is!